[Intel-gfx] [PATCH v4 21/38] drm/i915: Added a module parameter for allowing scheduler overrides

Chris Wilson chris at chris-wilson.co.uk
Tue Jan 12 03:55:46 PST 2016

On Tue, Jan 12, 2016 at 11:34:45AM +0000, John Harrison wrote:
> On 11/01/2016 22:24, Chris Wilson wrote:
> >On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 06:42:50PM +0000, John.C.Harrison at Intel.com wrote:
> >>From: John Harrison <John.C.Harrison at Intel.com>
> >>
> >>It can be useful to be able to disable certain features (e.g. the
> >>entire scheduler) via a module parameter for debugging purposes. A
> >>parameter has the advantage of not being a compile time switch but
> >>without implying that it can be changed dynamically at runtime.
> >>+module_param_named(scheduler_override, i915.scheduler_override, int, 0600);
> >>+MODULE_PARM_DESC(scheduler_override, "Scheduler override mask (0 = none, 1 = direct submission [default])");
> >Is this consistent with the other *enable* booleans?
> Initially there were a whole bunch of override flags for
> disabling/tweaking specific bits of the scheduler's operation. Since
> these extras now only exist in an internal debugging patch that is
> not going to be upstreamed, I guess it probably should be simplified
> to a bool rather than a flags word.

Yes, later on I saw the unsigned flags. Those should be restricted to a
debugfs interface, not a user parameter. module options are an
invitation for the world to fiddle, and they will.

Chris Wilson, Intel Open Source Technology Centre

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